Sam Kee Station (PW1) on the West Loop of the Punggol Light Rapid Transit (LRT) system will open for passenger service on Monday, 29 February 2016. This will provide commuters with convenient access to the Punggol Waterway Park and soon to be opened SAFRA Punggol Clubhouse.
SBS Transit Chief Executive Officer, Mr Gan Juay Kiat, said: "We are delighted to commence operations of this station to serve the travel needs of commuters in getting to these facilities for their leisure and recreational pursuits. Punggol residents will find it convenient to get out of their homes to visit the Park with their families to enjoy a day of outdoor activities."
Mr Sam Lai, 34, an entrepreneur, said, "I'm very excited to know that the Sam Kee Station will be opening as it will be very easy and also fast to get between my home and the SAFRA clubhouse! I just can't wait for this happen. This is definitely good news!"
From the start of operation to 3pm daily, the LRT trains on the Punggol West Loop will continue to operate in one direction. With the opening of this station, the trains will move from Sam Kee Station (PW1), Nibong Station (PW5), Sumang Station (PW6), Soo Teck Station (PW7) to Punggol Town Centre Station and back in a continuous loop.
From 3pm to the end of service, the trains will move in the opposite direction, departing from the Punggol Town Centre Station and arriving at Sam Kee Station (PW1) last. This arrangement provides the majority of commuters with a faster way to get to the Town Centre during the first half of the day and back to their homes during the second half of the day.
The first train on the West Loop will continue to arrive at the Punggol Town Centre Station at 5.27am on weekdays while the last train will depart from this same station at 12.40am daily.
Trains will continue to operate at a frequency of between seven and eight minutes throughout the day. The remaining three stations - Teck Lee Station (PW2), Punggol Point (PW3) and Samudera Station (PW4) � on the Loop will be opened later when their surrounding areas are developed.
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